Category Archives: Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine Teaser

Valentine peek Hi Stampers! Hope you all had a wonderful Friday! 

Thought I would post real quick. I got super busy today getting ready for my Open House/ Customer Appreciation Event tomorrow.  Took longer then I thought.

But wanted to show you a quick teaser card. I know isn't that bad?  I finally got out my Letterpress and am loving it.
Thanks for stopping by will share the whole card tomorrow.

Happy Stampin',
Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Thoughts of you

As mentioned earlier I would be back with another card share. Though I was going to share another Leadership Swap, I had another card in my head and had to make it. It is using the Filled with Love Set, which today is the last day to get it.  Don't have this set yet click on the Promo Link and you'll be directed to that information. If not email/call me with your order and I'd be happy to place it for you. It's a great bundle.

You Warm My Heart

I really LOVE the new DSP Love Impressions from the Occassions mini catalog. Colors are just awesome!


Ok, I should go and fix dinner now. Until tomorrow thanks for stopping by and

Happy Stampin',
Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.
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Happy Monday and Card Share!

I'm back! Crossing my fingers that all goes well with my son in school! So far so good. For those who are on my Newsletter, you have already read about it. But my son was home sick just about everyday except for Wednesdsay (i was feeling ill myself that day). Thursday he woke up sick yet again! Friday there was no school, but again he had a fever when he went to bed on Saturday night! UGH! Talk about frustrating, so we ended up taking him to the Dr.s yet again! BUT all is much better, just bad allergies and a bug that keeps coming and going.  Let's just say that yesterday I could tell by the afternoon that he was much better with his energy level up and Oh, the talking???? Caramba, he is much better! LOL!

Flamingo Love Card Well I wanted to share some of my swaps that I made for Leadership!  I have a Valentine's Day one and a little later will share a few  more. I know 2 posts in 1 day watch out.  I will be sharing LOTS of stuff this week!  Thanks for your patience and for those who emailed me about my son THANK YOU!!! I truly appreciate your concern more then you'll ever know.

I LOVE these New Sets! Which are in the new Occasions Mini! 


Stamp Sets: Valentine Defined!  #123057 (clear) & I also used XOXO #121973 (Clear)Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black & Real Red
Ink:  Real Red
Accessories: Black grosgrain ribbon, Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8 punch and 1 1/4 punch, The Big Shot, Polka Dot embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Dazzlilng Diamond Glitter

 Measurements are as follows:
Base is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Layers are Red 3 x 3, Black 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 and the White piece I stamped the xoxo image on Whisper white and trimmed all around it. It comes out to be about 2 1/2 x 2 1/2

 The next little layers are your wording: Basic Black is 1 x 1 3/4, Whisper White is 1 1/2 x 3/4.

That's it! Hope you liked! Will be back to post another swap card. Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin',

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.


Late Valentine Box Share

Valentine Box Front This was the gift I gave to my Son's Kindergarten Teacher! I hope she liked it! I've made this box before but I changed up the measurements to the bottom of the box.

Again this idea came from "Margaret Gruse". It was a Make 'n' Take I went to! Super easy box. I am taking photos to post a little later or early tomorrow morning so you can see where I cut the bottom of the box. So stay tuned!

Here goes the recipe:
Stamp Set: I {Heart} Heart set, Holiday Best (Hostess set)
Card Stock: Real Red, Whisper White, Brushed Silver
Ink: Real Red, Silver Encore
Accessories: Silver eyelets, White Organza Ribbon, Dazzling Diamond Glitter, Dimensionals

Valentine Box side 
Measurements: Lid & Box both measure
8 1/2 x 5 1/2

Score the Lid at 3 1/2 and at 5

Score the Box on the 5 1/2 inch side at 1 3/8 and 4 1/8
Score the 8 1/2 inch side at 2 and 6 1/2

Happy Stampin',

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Valentine Box Open 
The inside of the box is pretty big and holds a "generous" amount of choclates. This was just for the photo I ended up putting the Peanut Butter Hearts in there about 6 or 8 fit maybe more. YUMMY! LOL!

Any questions please don't hesitate to ask! 


I {Heart} Heart Friend card

Friend I Heart Heart 2Happy Wednesday All! Well I was going through many of my "cards" this past weekend and found this one and just had to re-create it.

It was a card that was done 5/6yrs ago by "Margaret Gruse" she was the 1st Demo I met. I'm not sure what the card was called..but I called it the "Explosion Card". ; ) I Loved the Night of Navy and Silver she used and so I kept the color and the Lay-out the same. Next photo is the inside of it. Isn't it to cool???

Inside Friend Heart

LOVE this card! Now I was going to try and do a photo tutorial but I think it would be way to many photos but I'll try if not I'll for sure do a video.

Supplies used:

Stamp set: *I {Heart} Hearts, Well Scripted
Ink: Night of Navy, Silver Encore
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White

*$2 from every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set sold will be donated to the American Red Cross' Haiti Relief Fund.

Order a set from your Demonstrator today. If you don't have a Demonstrator contact me or click on my link to the  right to order your set.
I Heart Heart 1 
Here is another version. This if the way the Original Card was done and it opens the same way.

As always thanks for stopping by. Will have some more samples tomorrow. If you have any quesitons at all please don't hesitate to contact me. Email: or phone: (760) 597-0020

Have a great day and Happy Stampin',

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Happy Valentines Day!

V-Day from Hubby 

Hope you are all having a Wonderful Day! This is what I got yesterday from Hubby!  I was actually surprised! Mini Roses and they smell wonderful!

We are going to Dinner tomorrow. I didn't really feel like being around crowds today!

I also wanted to share the rest of my Valentines Goodies that I made for my Daughter and her friends…I was on a roll. I LOVE making treat holders. One might say I'm a bit obsessed maybe??? : ) NAH…Ok maybe…BUT I know that I am not alone out there. ; )


Valentine Cones   

This Idea I got from Angie Kennedy – Talk about CUTE, Simple and EASY! My Kind of Treat Holder.

My Daughters Girlfriend LOVED them. I also made some other holders but these were the majority.

Big Shot Scallop Die was Used for this.

Heart Shaped V-Day Holder 


I LOVED this one too! This is using the Petal Card Die. How fun is this!!! I actually used Chocolate chip, then used DSP and put it on top.  I saw this in Stampin' Up! Catty and also on Dawn Griffith's Blog with a Video Tutorial. LOTS of fun to make.

LOVE that Die! All the things you can do with it!

Scallop Hugs & Kisses Box 

Ok, this is the LAST one I promise. This cute box is using the new Bigz XL Scallop Box Die.  I'll have more on this little box.  Hubby is waiting for me to watch a Movie.  Our son is down, our daughter is at the movies so we have quiet time.

I'll have more to share tomorrow. As always thanks for stopping by. Any questions please let me know.

Happy Stampin',

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Super Easy Valentine Treats

DSC01775Ok, where did this week go??? YIKES! All I know is that I have been busy…really I have. Last weekend I spent LOTS of time Organizer my Stampin Supplies…WOW, now that is a job.  I a happy to say that I did get alot done. I of course did get some stampin' in too. ; )  I'll have more to share tomorrow but these are the Valentines Treats that my son took to school today. Pre-K…he was SOOO excited. Mom had fun making them too. ; )  These were super fast to make. All items Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.  

Cardstock:  retired P. Pomegranate, Black and W. White 
Stamp Sets: SAB Polka Dot Punches, Happy Heart
Accessories: Ribbon, Punches, Top Note Die

Thanks for stopping & Happy Stampin',

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Love you Much 6 x 6 Pages

Hope you are all having a great weekend!  I am on my way out for a quick get-a-way with Hubby! ; ) But I wanted to post some quick 6 x 6 pages I made….Again using the Love you Much bundle!  Did I tell ya that I LOVE that Bundle????  Anyway, 1 week left to get it at 20% off. Thanks for stopping by!

 Hugs & Kisses Pg1   

These were super fast pages to make…next week I am going to turn them into an 8 1/2 x 11 then into a 12 x 12.

I need to do more Scrapbooking I am so far behind.  BUT at least I'm getting my Photos Organized FINALLY! ; ) 

Happy Stampin',
Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.



Hugs & Kisses Pg2
 All Supplies Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:

Stamp Set: Love you much
Card Stock: Real Red, Kraft, Wh. White
Ink: Real Red, Choc. Chip, Kraft White
Accessories: Heart Punch

Quick & Easy Treat Box Holder & Video Tutorial!

Hello All!  Ok, I've been working real hard trying to get my 1st Video Tutorial up and going!  OMG! I hope you like it! I would LOVE to know what you think! Be gentle it is my first and I am soooo Nervous! LOL!  Anyway it's of this really cute and most importantly easy box! I LOVE treat Holder and although I don't mind if they are a little intense I do LOVE the Super Easy ones!  All Supplies used are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Treat Boxes 1 
Quick & Easy Treat Holders for any Occassion!

Measurements are as follows:

4 1/4 x 11 sheet of cardstock
Score 11" side - 3, 5 1/4, 8 1/4 & 10 1/2
Score 4 1/4" side – 1 1/2

Optional Layers for front of Box
2 3/4 x 2 1/2
2 1/2 x 2 1/4
2 1/4 x 2

Ok, hopefully I can download this correctly! YIKES! Let me know if you have any questions and as always THANK YOU so much for stopping by!  Happy Stampin'! 

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

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Valentine Love Box

Hello All!  Ok, I couldn't resist this Challenge on Splitcoaststampers CLICK HERE  It was making a cute and I have to say EASY Box. I LOVE  Easy!  So this is what I came up with. This is a must Try! Enjoy and Thanks for stopping by! 

Love you much box All items used are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.  I love the retired DSP and had a stash! LOL! Ok, I know I'm not the only one with a stash! I think we know what stamp set was used right?  Ok, I couldn't help it! LOL!  Other Cardstock, Taken with Teal, Wh. White, Close to Cocoa & Pink Pirouette. Used Markers. Organdy Ribbon.

Below are views of the side and Open!

Happy Stampin',

Vista, Ca.

Love you much box side                                        Love you much box open